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Scintillating 2018 Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events

The 2018 Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events in Key West FL is guaranteed to thrill, titillate, tantalize and tempt you like never before!

The theme for 2018 Key West Fantasy Fest IS ...

"OH...THE GAMES WE PLAY!"

The 2018 Fantasy Fest theme has a lot of room for the imagination to run as wild as your desires do.

Don't be tempted to play safe and run with the theme. Unleash your inner player as the potential for fun is endless.

Do you play alone? Do you play well with others? Do you like game shows, board games, make believe?

Put your thinking cap on, and become the most exotic, provocative, and exciting game player you can possibly be at this year's Key West Fantasy Fest party!

For some of the sexiest and best festival costumes, don't miss out on fun, hot styles for you and your pets at our costume store.

To help you find what you need, we've selected costumes that cover a broad range of styles that include this years time travel theme. We've also included comic and movie related characters, devilish and horror related costumes, and others that are equally appropriate for various phases of Fantasy Fest and the different parties being held!


So go ahead and mark Friday, October 19 through to October 28 on your calendar so you don't miss out on the highly anticipated 2018 Key West Fantasy Fest.

Also, the following Fantasy Fest Calendar of Events will help you plan which events you won't want to miss. This will help you make sure you have the right Fantasy Fest costumes needed to attend the biggest Key West party faithfully held each year, and that you have the necessary tickets when required.

The key to having fun at the 2018 Key West Fantasy Fest is to let your imagination run wild! Be creative and let your costumes tell the story of who you are, and dare to make this year the sexiest Fantasy Fest ever!

If you're at a loss for what to wear, and don't want to be caught without a sufficient wardrobe, don't worry. We have a solution that will be sure to please even the sultriest vixen.

Now is the time to start planning some of your Fantasy Festival costumes. You're going to want to wear costumes that make you stand out from the crowd when you attend all, or even part of the 10 day sextravaganza.

This means you'll want to gather up a number of Fantasy Fest costume ideas that fit both this years theme and the various Key West party events. Buy costumes that will suit who you are, then embellish them to create a total YOU.

You're better off to have at least a few Fantasy Fest costumes sexy enough to wear. Remember, you want to be a part of the event not just a spectator.

You'll also need to make your Fantasy Fest plans as soon as possible. Popular Key West events that require tickets can sell out quickly. Also Key West accommodations can become difficult to find at the last minute.


French Maids at Garden of Eden Bull and Whistle Bar

 

French Maids at the Garden of Eden, Bull and Whistle Bar
Photo Courtesy of Roy Llowarch on Flickr


Remember, sexy only has to be as sexy as you're comfortable with, but this hot Key West event is a chance for you to get a little risque without going overboard if you don't want to.

The following Key West events calendar highlights the riotous parties so you can pick which 2018 of the Key West Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events you'll attend.










Ongoing Fantasy Fest Events

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

DRESS LIKE ELVIS GET A DISCOUNT 

Key West party goers who dress like Elvis and go to the Two Friends Patio during the 10 days of Fantasy Fest will get the added bonus of 15% off their check. Two Friends Patio, 512 Front St, 305-296-3124

FURY WATER ADVENTURES DISCOUNT

This popular Key West adventure company is offering Fantasy Fest party goers 10% off select day trips with promo code FANTASY17*. 

Adventure trips available include Parasail Jet Ski Tour, Glass Bottom Boat Reef & Ritas, Snorkel Double Dip Dolphin Watch, Ultimate Express Island Adventure.  Discounts are not valid with any other offer. One coupon per group. Blackouts and restrictions may apply, 888-976-0899

GET PAINTED AT PARADISE TATTOO

Featuring some of the best tattoo artists the world has ever seen with special assistance from Naked Vegas' own Wiser Oner and their body artist crews. 

Make this year's Fantasy Fest complete as you can sport your favorite body paint shades and designs, ink or wild costume accessories. Plus enjoy great deals on Bud and Bud Lite. Daily 10 am - midnight, 627 Duval St.;
305-292-9100

HAIR OF THE DOG AT ISLAND DOG 

If you wake up with more of last night's partying then you want to, get cured with the Hair of the Dog and stroll over to Island Dogs where huevor rancheros and breakfast pizza and bottomless mimosas can help take the fuzz off your fizz.

So, it's the morning after and last night's shenanigans are a bit fuzzy? Well, take the walk of shame over to Island Dog.  Daily from 9 am - 1 pm, 505 Front St.; 305-509-7136

HOT TIMES AT PEPPERS OF KEY WEST

The heat is on and in more ways then one!  Sample over 100 flavors of sauces at Peppers of Key West free tasting bar!  You can also grab a bottle of the Fantasy Fest special edition cayenne pepper sauce for your next party at home!

2 locations: 602 Greene St. 10 am - 8 pm and 500 Truman Ave. 10 am – 8 pm, 305-295-9333

LATE NIGHTS AT MARY ELLEN'S

Party on at these different Mary Ellens located at Appelrouth Lane,
305-916-5816

Monday, October 23: Gnome Party - 8 pm - 4 am
Tuesday, October 24: DJ Aaron Moore
Wednesday, October 25: Glow Party - 9 pm - 4 am
Thursday, October 26: Billy & Sea Cow Drifters - til 4 am
Friday, October 27: Smorgasbord with Snaris - til 4 am
Saturday, October 28: Polka Dot Party with Jevne after Parade til 4 am

REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE ™ COMPETITION

Festively decorated homes and businesses compete for money. For info call the Fantasy Fest office 305-296-1817 



Friday, October 19, 2018 Schedule of Events

GOOMBAY FESTIVAL AT BAHAMA VILLAGE AT DUVAL AND PETRONIA

Fantasy Fest kicks off with this family event in Key West's Bahama Village.

This annual Key West party features local arts, crafts, plus an assortment of tantalizing foods. You'll also want to visit the main entertainment venue on the Truman Annex located at Petronia and Fort where the nonstop pulse of various music genres will keep the party's beat moving. Noon to midnight; FREE

ROYAL CORONATION BALL

Running from 6 - 10 pm at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. Hosted by Bria Ansara and prduced by Erin McKenna, you won't want to miss out on the fun or a chance to vote for 2018's King and Queen designed to benefit the AIDS Help benefit.  

Hurry to get your VIP tickets for $95 which provides reserved seating and a 3 course plated dinner.  Bar is cash.  $10 donation for standing room only.  Tickets: 305-296-6196, or visit ahi.ticketleap.com.

FREAKY TIKI PARTY

Start off this years Fantasy Fest with Freaky Tiki! D Gyver gets freaky with the Retro Freaks & Tiki Geeks of all shapes and sizes plus Sideshow Monsters, Oddities, and More.  9 pm - late, 430 Greene St



Saturday, October 20, 2018 Schedule of Events

GOOMBAY CONTINUES!

Fantasy Fest kicks off with this family event in Key West's Bahama Village.

This annual Key West party features local arts, crafts, plus an assortment of tantalizing foods. You'll also want to visit the main entertainment venue on the Truman Annex located at Petronia and Fort where the nonstop pulse of various music genres will keep the party's beat moving. Noon to midnight; FREE

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com



Sunday, October 21, 2018 Schedule of Events

ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE (No Nudity Permitted)

This family friendly event focuses on newly awakened zombies who have recently risen from dead.

Join other zombies who are congregating at their newly appointed Zombieland at the East Martello Tower.  2:00 is the appointed time to rise from the dead and show off painted bodies while mid afternoon snacks are served from 2 - 6 pm. After, the cavalcade of zombies will hop on bikes and ride down Hwy 1 to Duval Street to hook up with throngs of other zombies at the Key West downtown Zombiefest.

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com




Monday, October 22, 2018 Schedule of Events 

KINKY CARNIVAL

If you're not dressed in your best kinky costume you're not getting in to the original and best kink party Key West has to offer. Open bar 8 - 11 pm. Tix at the door only, $35. DJ, Aerial, Pole, and other Kinky Performances. First Flight, 301 Whitehead St, 305-293-8484

STOCK ROCK POOL PARTY

Don't miss out on the action as die hard groupies hang out at the pool of the Perry Hotel.  Don your sexiest concert apparel, or dress up as your favorite rock musician. Don't miss out on the air guitar jam session at 3:00 pm where the top performer gets a free bar tab! Live music from 12 pm - 4 pm, 7001 Shrimp Road, 305-296-1717

BEATLES TRIBUTE NIGHT AT THE GREEN PARROT

Put on your '60's best, as you reminisce, sing, dance and party to Well, Love, and Jeff Clark and Tony Baltimore and their Fab Four Show "The Beatles, All You Need is Love". 5:30, 9 and 11 pm, 601 Whitehead St., 305-294-6133

HEROES AND VILLAINS 5K RUN/WALK

Walk, run, fly or crawl! But make sure you're super, evil, and AWESOME! Don your best Super Hero or Super Villain costume and get set to flash to the finish line at 6 pm.  This popular 2018 Fantasy Fest's event also awards to the first 400 heroes or villans who register, a puzzle piece finisher medal featuring the famous 90 Miles To Cuba buoy. 

This Key West event begins 6:00 pm at the Southernmost Beach Cafe located at 1405 Duval St. and follows with the celebratory Sunset Luau & Pig Roast. Registration information: ThemeRuns.com

SOUTHERNMOST POST HEROES AND VILLAINS RACE LUAU 

Starting at 6:30 pm toast the winners of the Heroes and Villains 5 K Run/Walk and then celebrate luau style at this Key West beach party where music, food, and fun top the list. 

Savor an authentic Caribbean style buffet featuring tantalizing Roast Cuban pork with picadillo, frijoles negros, soffritto rice, yuca fries, tostones and desert. 1405 Duval St., 305-295-6550, 6:30 pm.  $45 includes one drink per person. Tickets: keystix.com

PIG PICKIN N' PIGSKIN EAGLES VS REDSKINS AT CHARLIE MAC'S

Enjoy Charlie Mac's version of Fantasy Football as you kick off your Fantasy Fest week! Cheer as Louie Giammona, the legendary Eagle's running back emcees this zany, sexy cheerleader costume contest! Guys, grab your hottest cheerleading duds, grab those pom poms and vie to be the best then chow down on some of the best BBQ you've tasted, all at the home of the Southernmost Eagles Club! 6:30 pm, 404 Southard St., 305-320-0204

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE AT THE GAS MONKEY 

Now's the time to let the jungle predator or the tarzan in you come out as you don your very best and sexiest jungle themed costumes! Get wild as you dance to the jungle beat of the music, swill jungle juice and monkey around at this beasty, hot Key West party! 9 pm, 217 Duval St., 305-294-0103



Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Schedule of Events

BEACH BASH 

Enjoy the fun at Southernmost Beach Cafe's South Beach located at 1405 Duval St., 305-295-6550.  Dance and play in your sexiest beach wear while you revel to the rockabilly music of Patrick and the Swayzees. Enjoy a variety of drink and food specials and party the afternoon away at this hot Key West outdoor event!  2 - 5 pm

FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS CULTURAL CRAWL

Suggested teams of 4 dressed in costumes can participate in this moderately difficult, tech savvy hunt.  Pre-registration at keysarts.com. Registration and event starts at Key West Oldest House, 322 Duval St. ending at La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval St., 305-295-4369

OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY

Participate in the meet and greet party for the 2018 winner of the poster contest.  Enjoy tasty libations provide by WineO where posters are also available for purchase. La Concha Hotel & Spa, 430 Duval St, 5 pm 

TUTU TUESDAY PRE-PARTY WALKING PARADE BAR CRAWL

The pre-party for all tutu wearing prom party goers begins at The Porch with a TuTu Prom Parade! Party as you parade through downtown Key West and make a few fun stops along the way. 

Walking Prom Parade Floats encouraged (no motorized floats please!). 

Parade stops include: First Flight, Mary Ellen's, Tiki Bar, Shots & Giggles, Waterfront Brewery for TuTu Fun!

Registration and pre-party at the Porch: 5:30 pm, Tutu Pre-Prom parade: 6:30 pm, 429 Caroline St, $35 person and includes shots at all stops PLUS required tutu party wrist band ($20). Wrist bands are given at the Porch preparty and no Tutu prom party admission is allowed withou the wrist bands.

10th ANNUAL TUTU TUESDAY #10 PROM

Fun is what it's all about as TuTu lovers and wearers join in the celebration of the multifunctional and endearing TuTu.  Prom: 7 pm, Waterfront Brewery 201 William Street, $20 Wristband Admission, 305-440-2270. Beginning October 20, tickets also available at the Porch, 429 Caroline St

COCKTAILS FOR ANIMAL TAILS!

Don't miss out on the fun while benefitting a true worthwhile cause - the Florida Keys SPCA.  Help the animals while having a blast at any or all 8 of Rick's Bars featuring an "All You Can Drink" party for $35.  Each bar in the Rick's Key West bars complex have been morphed into a different Animal Kingdom Around The World.  

Passports are provided to you to guide you through each bar and don't forget to don your favorite set of ears and tails so you can appropriately party like the animal you are! 

All proceeds benefit the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA. $35, All You Can Drink; 7-10 pm; Rick’s Complex, 202 Duval St.; 

Info and tickets at keystix.com, presale tickets at: fkspca.org - click on donate, then cocktails tickets or at 5230 College Rd, 305-296-5513 

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY WHITEY PARTY

Magic Mike made the Men of Labare famous and now you can cheer, and applaud the hottest all male review!  

Sexy white wear is the preferred costume choice and couples are welcome at this event held at 8:00 pm, Bottle Cap, 1128 Simonton St., 305-304-1188. Ticket availability is limited tickets so don't miss out and get your tickets now at www.keystix.com

CAPT. TONY'S PARTY IN PLAID

Join the exotic fantasy party with a plaid theme designed to provoke your wildest dreams or naughtiest of fantasies.  Music, drinks and fun at 8 pm, at 428 Green St. No Cover Charge

GREEN PARROT GREEN PARTY - It’s Not Easy Being Green!

Wear green and or think green as in recycling!  Go wild and put together a costume that reflects any or all of the above, no matter how zany or sexy!  Plus party on as Zach Deputy puts on his famous "Zach Attack" shows mixing a variety of pulsating music to create a beat you can't resist. Shows at 10 pm and midnight, 601 Whitehead St., 305-294-6133



Santa and His Reindeer
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory




Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Schedule of Events

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY OPEN HOUSES

Don't miss out on a chance to win 4 tickets to their annual Parade Party by signing up at any of the open houses during the Parade of Homes Mega Open House Event, October 24 and 25, 11 am - 3 pm.  Party to be held at the Berkshire Hathaway Knight & Gardner Realty office located at 336 Duval St.

ROCK AND ROLL REVITALIZING 1960'S POOL PARTY

Step back into a psychedelic time when life was simpler, more fun, and filled with fanciful things such as Tom Collins, and Pink Squirrels.  Remember the blushing excitement of wearing a bikini for the first time, or when mini-skirts were the hottest new wave in fashion.  

So grab your coolest outfits and take a step into the past, to the dawn of the Rock 'N Roll era!  Head over to the Marker Waterfront Resort, 200 William St. and groove to Patrick and the Swayzees performing poolside.  Sip on a myriad of colorful libations, and rock the afternoon away.  1 - 4 pm, 305-501-5193

PET MASQUERADE & PARADE

This annual Key West favorite, gives owners and animals a chance to dress alike and show off while strutting their stuff. Registration for competition is at 4 pm and show starts at 5:30 pm. FREE to watch with VIP Seating on the beach at Casa Marina Resort; $25 per entry, with 4 categories available. 

Benefits Lower Keys Friends of Animals; Casa Marina Resort; 1500 Reynolds St. For more information call 305-304-1026 or petmasquerade@hotmail.comand for VIP seating contact www.keystix.com

CHERAOKE

Cher, widely considered he Queen of the universe and everything else is honored at this special event which also includes a Cher look a like contest with prizes! Join in the Cher Karaoke (Cheraoke) fun while sipping themed cocktails and enjoining Cher trivia. 

Rum Row, The Gates Hotel, 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd; 5 pm - 8 pm, 305-320-0930, FREE

LAZY GECKO REDNECK PARTY

Try something with a bit of different twist, and mosey on down to a real redneck event! As they say, gussy up in your best or pull on your sexiest pair of Daisy Dukes.

Prizes are awarded for best redneck, redneck babe, redneck couple and team redneck! Let 'er rip and party the night away at this Lazy Gecko event hosted by Gas Moneky. 7 pm; 217 Duval St

SMOKIN TUNA HOMEMADE BIKINI CONTEST BY FREE LIBATIONS

More than $5000 in cash prizes with $2000 being awarded to first place winner who displays the most creativity in costume design.  Judging is based on the hottest, sexiest AND most original costumes! 

Doors open at 7 pm and contest starts at 8 pm.  $10 registration fee, VIP tickets available at 305-517-6350 which also includes open bar, snacks and a meet and greet with the sexy contestants! 4 Charles St.. FREE general admission

WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR

Get groovy and dress as if you were in Woodstock but here, best hippie chick and grooviest dude win prizes! Party starts at 7 pm; judging for prizes at 8:30 for dreamiest hippie chick and grooviest dude. Music from Gary Hempsey and That Hippie Band from 7 pm - midnight, 202 William St.; 305-292-3302, FREE

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

LUCY'S BLUE PARTY

Coolest Key West bar and restaurant fires up the action with their sexy, blue marine themed costume party.  Best blue costumes will receive the best prizes! Dance the night away to the rockabilly music of Patrick and the Swayzees, and for those super late night party owls, music provided by a DJ! Enjoy house designed drinks, prizes and lots of fun! $5 entry fee, 8 pm, 320 Grinnell St., 305-922-2616

7th ANNUAL LUV2GLOW PARTY

Prepare to experience the best of everything: dark, glowing sexual pulsating heat as you embrace the excitement at Mary Ellen's Bar LUV2GLOW party.

When the lights go off, bodies glow, writhe and whirl to the best dancing music around. Party with hot Bartenders and sexy glo-go dancers at pulse pounding, sexy, neon glowing Key West Fantasy Fest event! 9 pm; Rumor Lounge; 420 Appelrouth Lane, 305-916-5816, Fee

FOGARTY'S RED PARTY 

Everything is RED at Fogarty's including costumes! Come party the night away to DJ provided music and dare to enter the zany costume contest! Tickets can be prepurchased at Fogarty's, 277 Duval Street, 305-294-7525, 9 pm. 

SEXY BULL RIDING CONTEST

Cowboy Bill’s incredible Fantasy Fest Ladies Nite Party!  Free well drinks for ladies from 9 – 11 pm and free draft beer all night. 

Midnight the heat cranks up as sexy ladies battle it out during Cowboy Bill’s Infamous Sexy Bull Riding Contest. Contest has a guaranteed $750 in cash PLUS the prizes will go higher as the night goes on! Sit back and watch as 20 of the hottest ladies dare to ride the bull for cash and prizes! Limited tickets available for special VIP lounge. 305 292-1865 or email cowboybillkw1@gmail.com, FREE Admission, 618 Duval St

DUNGEON OF DARK SECRETS AND FETISHES

This is where you get to party it up, play, watch, or join a show BUT always dress to thrill at the only true Fantasy Fest Fetish Party. You're only limited by your imagination when it comes to naughty attire.

Wear as little or as much as you dare: leather, uniforms, levis, underwear, vintage, glam, PVC, latex, cyber, burlesque, masks, or whatever tempts and thrills you.

Begins 9 pm at 801 Bourbon Bar/Saloon 1; 801 Duval St., tickets available at door, VIP tickets guaranteed to sell out so get soon! For more information call Brad at 786-886-4766. 

SWING N' FREAK FEST

Bare Assets night club kicks it up a notch where couples and singles get their fill of erotic entertainment. Adults can also play in the X-rated playground with a chance to win $1,000 in cash! So much titillating entertainment, so much to bare, don't miss out on the fun or a chance to have VIP and table seating which are limited.  

Tickets available at keystix.com, or email assetsbare@aol.com for more information. 1029 Truman Avenue, 10 pm

ABC (ANYTHING BUT CLOTHES) PARTY 

Enjoy the as Zuma, the Puerto Rican Goddess and a host of other heartstopping, sexy exotic dancers dare to bare all on stage.

$700 cash and prizes are awarded to entrants with the most outrageous and creative costumes. Tickets are limited to this risque ABC (Anything But Clothes) Party held in an adult entertainment club setting at Sandbar Sports Grill, 511 Greene St., 10 pm. Get tickets while available at www.keystix.com,
305-304-1188



Thursday, October 25, 2018 Schedule of Events

IRISH KEVIN'S ANNUAL 80's PARTY 

Travel back to the 80's and rock and roll all day long at this hot Key West party! Get out your leg warmers and Members Only jackets, dress head to toe in stylish, sexy 80's attire!

Live music with prizes given all day, then get ready to really rock from 10:30 pm til dawn as an 80's Rock Band sets the night on fire!  211 Duval Street; 305-292-1262; 10:30 pm; Fee

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY OPEN HOUSES

Don't miss out on a chance to win 4 tickets to their annual Parade Party by signing up at any of the open houses during the Parade of Homes Mega Open House Event, October 24 and 25, 11 am - 3 pm.  Party to be held at the Berkshire Hathaway Knight & Gardner Realty office located at 336 Duval St.

NAUGHTY BIKE RIDE

Naughty makes nice friends on this Naughty bike ride down Duval. Body paint, drinks, loads of fun!  Bike registration online and tickets will be limited. 

Bikes or PediCabs are available: Single Bikes are $65, Pedi Cabs are $150 (with a Bottle of Champagne) plus open Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar from 11 am -1 pm. Registration and PreParty: 11am – 1pm – Registration plus body painters, music, food and ppen Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar in parking lot at 803 Duval Street. 

Then party as you bike ride to Smokin’ Tuna where you'll enjoy free admission to concert with Joel Rush, Caffeine Carl & The Buzz. Bike pickup is upon arrival so no returns required. 305-294-4737, tickets available at keystix.com

FAMOUS KARAOKE AT TWO FRIENDS PATIO

Dress up as your favorite singer or group and then sing it up at Key West's Oldest Karaoke bar. Prizes awarded for costumes and singing, plus happy hour specials offered. Two Friends Patio, 512 Front St.; 4 - 7 pm, no cover

DANTE'S 12TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL PARTY & WET T-SHIRT CONTEST

Get Wet and wild for a chance to win big money at Dante's where this Key West pool party goes from noon to 6 pm. Free body painting, live music, giveaways, food and drink, plus prepare to be even more thrilled with the erotic pole dancing that begins at 4:30 pm. Dante's Restaurant & Raw Bar; 951 Caroline St, next to the ferry terminal. www.danteskeywest.com, FEE

4th ANNUAL SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE!

The theme for this years smallest parade is "Let It Fly"!

This unique event is made up of a miniature procession of artist crafted 18" floats journey down a make believe Duval Street backdrop. Audience is able to watch the live parade and simultaneous large screen streaming videos in theater comfort.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit organization MARC (Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens) which provides life services for Monroe County residents who are adult developmentally and intellectually disabled.

Doors open at 5 pm for pre-parade viewing of the floats. Parade starts at 6 pm, followed by an auction of the floats. Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street.

36th ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL

Follow the searchlights to the Truman Waterfront's new Key West Amphitheater at the end of Southard St as the popular gay and lesbian Key West Fantasy Fest event unfolds with dancing before and after the Ball.

Don your fanciest feathers, fruits, and other exotic headdress attire and vie for this year's fantastic prize of $3000 for best headdress.

Featuring over 25 contestants, this fundraiser for the Key West Business Guild sells out early so buy tickets online after June 1st at www.keystix.com so you don't miss out! Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show goes on at 8 pm.  Tickets sell out early, keystix.com

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

SLOPPY JOE’S 35th ANNUAL TOGA PARTY

Held at Sloppy Joes Key West bar, this is "Still The Best Ancient Roman Party in Town!" Contestants dress in theme inspired togas with a Sloppy Joe's Gift Card giveaways being awarded throughout the night.  

Signup is between 8:15 - 9:15 pm, with mini impromptu contests for best togas around 8 pm and 11:30 pm during band breaks. Please note togas are required and body paint does not count as a toga but can be included as part of the costume.

Party goers are also encouraged to parade on stage to win Sloppy Joe's Gift Cards. Free to enter contest at this very popular Schedule of Events party. 201 Duval St.; Door charge

WHITE PARTY 

Rick's Entertainment Complex is huge and they are now hosting Key West's biggest bash which will have you partying til the wee wee hours of the morning!

Featuring a variety of venues designed to tempt any party goers heart, you'll find nonstop fun as you prowl from bar to bar in this Key West complex of 8 bars.  8 pm, 202-208 Duval St.; 305-296-4890, info@ricksbarkeywest.com

THE WATERWAY WIRELESS NERD PARTY 

Are you a Star Wars, Trekkie, Potter, Disney, Tolkien or any other sort of NERD?? If you are, or are just a NERD wanna-be, this is your night to be YOU! Don your Darth Vader or Ghostbuster costumes, grab your laser and prepare for a night of fun!  

Admission limited to only those wearing costumes, so make sure you've put your absolute best NERD foot forward, and get ready for a super Key West party with cool DJ music!  The Porch; 429 Caroline St. 305-517-6358. 8 pm

EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

The name says it all. This clothing optional, wildly dare to bare it all outdoor pool, hot tub and foam party is one of the hottest Key West events.  Step inside and you can rock it up at the black out/black light dance party guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping and more.

Glow Sticks, DJ's, large projector screens featuring favorite fantasies and exotic male and female dancers are just some of the titillating fun you'll have at this hugely erotic 'Bare What You Dare' Key West party.  

Passes will be on sale at the New Orleans House starting October 1st; 8 am - 8 pm; 305-293-9800; 724 Duval St; www.bourbonstpub.com

FAT TUESDAY PINK PARTY

Come join the party geared to “Save the Ta-ta’s!” with the American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Florida Keys receiving a percentage of the night's proceeds.  Support the cause and don your sexiest pink costume or cover up in supportive body paint!  

Costume contest with a $500 bar tab for 1st place, $250 bar tab for 2nd place, and $100 bar tab for 3rd place. Live entertainment provided and fun party favors included while supplies last  305 Duval St.; FatTuesdayPinkParty; 305-296-9373; 9 pm; Fee

BRICK HOUSE FUNK PARTY AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE 

Welcome to funky town where the foxiest mamas and coolest cats hang out, jiving and boogying the night away to the rhythyms of top DJ's! 6 - 10 pm; 281 Front St.; 305-295-6616

COWBOY BILL'S GIT-R-WET T-SHIRT CONTEST

Don't miss out on the fun as 20 of the hottest ladies model the sexiest, most unique wet t-shirts and vie for $1K prize. Featuring drink specials, VIP seating, 10 pm; 618 Duval Street, 305-292-1865, info on general admission and VIP tickets email cowboybillkw1@gmail.com

PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY

Heed Mr. Playboy as he urges everyone to attend this popular event wearing the sexiest lingerie or PJ's! Don't forget to enter the $700 Hugh Heffner - Marilyn Monroe look alike contest and mingle with celebrities.  

Tickets sell out fast. Purchase advance VIP tickets online at www.keystix.com; BottleCap Lounge; 1128 Simonton St.; 305-304-1188;  10 pm; Fee



Friday, October 26, 2018 Schedule of Events

A FANTASY FEST STREET FAIR

Duval Street is famous as a party place and now this popular mile-long Key West street adds another element of fun by featuring a fair. Don your favorite costumes and enjoy a variety of arts and craft, with plenty of food and drink for everyone.  Noon to 10 pm FREE

BOWTIES & BIRTHDAY SUITS! - ISLAND HOUSE FOR MEN

This is the only gay all male Key West event and it's geared up to indulge ALL of your wildest pool party fantasies!

Admission includes bowtie, complimentary cocktail, free resort privileges until Saturday 8 am.  DJ music, go-go male dancers, great food and drinks, and luxury resort living.  

Party begins at noon and goes til whenever! Tickets available in advance at keystix.com, or at the door.  Photo ID required for all entrants, 1129 Fleming Street, 305-294-6284, FEE

BOURBON ST. PUB TEA DANCE

Don't miss out on this riotist 'tea in the street' party.  Come mingle with celebrities, elaborately attired drag queens, and dancers plus poolparties Friday and Saturday in back of Bourbon. 724 Duval St., 12 pm - til ?; 305-293-9800; FREE

MASQUERADE MARCH

Don't miss out on one of the most popular Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events!

Starting at the Frances Street entrance to the Key West Cemetery, revelers party and dance along the march route, enjoying time out at select inns to sample tasty libations designed to sooth parched throats and keep the party moving forward.  March begins at 5 pm; All welcome; FREE

12TH ANNUAL PIRATE BASH NOW AT TURTLE KRAALS!

Ahoy landlubbers! The Rum Barrel pirate crew has sailed over to Turtle Kraals and wants you to join the fun which includes the traditions of drinking and dressing like a pirate!

More than $1500 in cash prizes for the best pirate and wench costumes. Enjoy great rum libations, and shake your pirate booty to great DJ music.  Doors open at 7 pm, costume contest starts at 9 pm. Turtle Kraals, 231 Margaret Street, 7 pm, $10. For more information call 305-294-2640

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

90 DEGREES IN THE SHADE AFTER MARCH PARTY, KEY WEST THEATER 

Rock it with 90's music provided by DJ Chaka and John Neal on the ones and twos. $5 at the door,6 pm - 12 am. Proceeds benefit Key West Theater School for the Performing Arts. 512 Eaton St.; 305-985-0433

THE DEN OF DESIRE!

This unique burlesque show features some of the industry's hottest, sexiest and most beautiful talent.  Join in the fun by dressing in appropriate bourlesque or S & M costumes.  VIP Seating: 7:15

General Admission: 7:45 pm, Show: 8pm, More information contact Brad at 305-203-3461, Tickets: keystix.com

MASQUERADE MARCH AFTER-PARTY WITH THE GREEN PARROT UKULELE ORCHESTRA BAND

Key West Old Town's Masquerade March Madness continues at 7:30 pm as the The Green Parrot Ukulele Association Band marches down Southard Street and onto The Green Parrot stage.

Come party as this rollicking party continues through the streets, then party on into the Green Parrot where things continue to wind on into the early morning hours! 601 Whitehead St.; 305-294-6133



18TH ANNUAL LIVING ART AIRBRUSH EXPO

Artistic expression on the human body has contestants competing for more than $3000 in prizes and cash.

2018 Fantasy Fest contest categories: best female canvas, best male canvas and best couple/group canvas. Painting and partying with drink specials and live entertainment. 

VIP's are able to vote for their favorite contestant, plus access the backstage VIP section's open bar, snacks plus contestant meet and greet.  VIP Tickets available at www.keystix.com or Sunset Pier Bar.

To enter call Sunset Pier at 305-295-7047 or email at dining@oceankey.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm; Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort, 0 Duval St.

FIREBALL FRIDAY FIRE PIT PARTY AT RICK'S

Dress in your hottest fiery inferno costumes at Rick's on Fireball Friday. Quench your thirst as you enjoy spicy cinnamon Fireball specials all night! Doors open 8 pm; 202 Duval St.; 305-296-5513

GLITTER AND GLOW PARTY

Glitter with the right black light makes you glow - hot, sexy glow! Sparkling hot and glittery magic as the DJ kicks the party up! 9 pm until 4 am with drink specials starting early! Sidebar Key West, 504 Angela St.;, 305-294-0555

PIMPIN AIN'T EASY / PIMP AND HO PARTY

Enter the $700 Mr. Pimp and Ms. Ho costume contest, Hosted by Ron Jeremy, this event is guaranteed to sell out. Purchase advance VIP tickets online at www.keystix.com; Sandbar, 511 Greene St; 305-304-1188; 10 pm, FEE

SAN CARLOS STREET PARTY

TBA - 516 Duval St.; 305-294-3887



Saturday, October 27, 2018 Schedule of Events

DUVAL STREET PROMENADE

Drink, eat, dance and party your way on the march from the Gulf to the Atlantic. Noon to 10:30 pm; FREE

TEA IN THE STREET & POOL PARTY

Party from 12 pm - ? at Bourbon St. Pub! 724 Duval St.; 305-294-9354

PRE-PARADE PINUP PARTY 

From 2 - 5 pm, party in your sexy vintage bathing suits at one of Key West's largest pools. Enjoy libations, party favors and live music while floating down the pool, or lounging poolside.  Poolside, 24 North Hotel, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd, 305-320-0940, FREE

BOURBON ST. PUB'S VIP PARADE BALCONY BASH

Don't miss out on the fun or one of the best views of the Fantasy Fest parade on Duval St. This is THE VIP, high-end open bar, catered party, with private entrance and restrooms. No guaranteed reserved spaces. 150 guests only. 724 Duval St.; neworleanshousekw.com, 305-293-9800, keystix.com; FEE

FANTASY FEST PARADE BALCONY VIEWING PARTY

Parade viewing on Duval's Street largest balcony is guarateed to be the talk of the town.  With an open bar, snacks and beads to throw to the throngs below, you're sure to enjoy the spectacular view and fun. Tickets will sell out early, Bourbon Bar - 801 Duval St.; Tickets: keystix.com and details call Brad 305-203-3461

ROOFTOP CAFE'S PARADE NIGHT PARTY

Settle in for a night of food, drinks and fun as you dine in comfort and prepare to watch the Fantasy Fest Parade from the birds eye second floor patio of the Rooftop Cafe. 

Enjoy the scrumptious buffet that includes beer, wine and wells drinks for $200 per person plus tax and gratuity. 300 Front Street. For more information call Wednesday Melssen-Vogel at 305-294-2042 or email: Wednesday@rooftopcafekeywest.com.  Doors open at 6 pm

MANGOES PATIO PARADE PARTY 

Watch the parade from this elevated vantage point while enjoying drink specials and selected dinner menu all for $15 advance seating, or $20 door admission.  700 Duval St.; tickets at: mangoeskeywest.com.

For private party reservations available in the VIP upstairs balcony and Ricky Ricardo Room (30-50 person capacity) email events@mangoeskeywest.com. Doors open: 6 pm, parade starts: 7 pm, 305-294-8002

PARADE VIEWING AT THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ

Time travellers, past, present and future will enjoy their high perch and view of the parade while  dining on a delicious menu of prime rib and fresh lobster. Contact Diane at diane.eliopoulos@hardrock.com; 313 Duval St.; 305-293-0230. Doors open at 6 pm

BUD LIGHT FANTASY FEST PARADE

Join 70,000 frolicking partygoers on Duval street as amazingly splendid glittering floats, marching bands and dancers sweep by. Starts at 7 pm; www.fantasyfest.com; FREE

WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR

Strut your stuff in our costume contest for groovy prizes held after the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade. 202 William St.; 305-292-3302

A BURLESQUE PARODY - TAKING IT OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

October 20 - 27, don't miss out on this exciting 8 night theatrical extravaganze at the Waterfront Playhouse located at 310 Wall St.  Doors open - 7:30 pm, Show - 8 pm. Regular seating - $55, $75, with limited stage (in the middle of the action with participation!) seating - $100.  

Tickets and information available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or keywestburlesque.com

DIRTY DOCTOR'S AND NAUGHTY NURSE'S PARTY 

Who said going to the hospital can't be fun?  It certainly is when Vivian Jeremy from Brazil and other celebrity models show up for the official parade after party! 

Enter the $700 Dirty Doctor's and Naughty Nurse's costume contest and dress to win!  Tickets available at keystix.com.  Sandbar, 511 Green St.; 305-304-1188; 10 pm 

KINKY COUPLES PARTY (Hosted by RubberDoll)

This official SDC event is the one and only exclusively Adult Couples event and is open only to registered and approved couples in proper Fantasy Fest and costume attire. The full service bar and a discreet downtown location along with great music makes this a favorite couples event.  

Thrill to a world class performance by RubberDoll, the highly acclaimed festish latex performer, then plan on partying until the wee hours of the morning. Tickets are limited and are available online only www.keystix.com; 10:30 pm - 4 am 305-731-9055, 801 Bourbon Bar, 801 Duval St



Sunday, October 28, 2018 Schedule of Events

CHILDREN'S DAY

Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events includes the annual family day held at Bayview Park at Truman Ave. and Eisenhower Dr.; Noon - 5 pm; 305-292-8912

"THE FAT LADY SINGS" TEA DANCE

As the saying goes, "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." The final hurrah and the saying of good-byes are held again at the elegant La Te Da Hotel, Restaurant, Cabaret and Bars; 1125 Duval Street from 4 pm to 8 pm, 
305-296-6706; $5







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Photo Courtesy of Roy Llowarch on Flickr


This year's Key West Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events with its' great Masquerade Balls and other hot Key West parties, will please even the most frequent festival attendee. Remember to get tickets early for the events that you don't want to miss out on. Popular events sell out fast.

Also don't forget to buy the different costumes you'll want to have so you'll fit in for the various planned Schedule of Events parties. If you're not properly dressed you can't attend certain Key West parties, like Sloppy Joe's where you need a toga or you're not admitted.

Plus the Key West Schedule of Events are really the 10 days of 'sexy'. Get the costumes that will make you feel your very best, so you'll feel like part of this huge Key West event instead of just a bystander.






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